Know Yourself on All Levels
by Swami Rama
The simple method to enlightenment
is to first know yourself
There is only one real book
to study and learn from-
the greatest of all books-
and that is the very ;manuscript
that you, yourself, are.
Above all else, remember this one thing:
It is easy to meet that Infinity within you-
To attain that awareness,
You just have to be silent and quiet.
The best and deepest of the teachings
Is not communicated through books, speech or actions,
But through silence.
That special teaching is understood
Only when you are silent.
I am telling you to face this reality:
The path of enlightenment and unfoldment
Is not really so austere, abstruse, or difficult-
It’s actually very easy.
The easiest way to make progress
Is just to “know thyself”-
To accept and understand
Yourself on all levels.
Meditate, meditate, meditate.
That’s my message to you.
I am only a man messenger,
A child of the Himalayan sages.
I don’t claim any more than that.
I speak the wisdom
Which was sprinkled on me in my childhood.
I want you to be happy.
But remember this:
Happiness is never borrowed,
Never bought, never earned;
It’s already within you.
If you want to be happy
Go inside, deep down,
In the inner chamber of your being
And there you’ll find
Happiness lies in a state of silence.
Learn to practice that everyday.